Win Tickets ($90): Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour @ Revolution Hall | American Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz Guitarist

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour @ Revolution Hall  on September 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 11.



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From our sponsors:
Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour
September 13, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm | $45 ADV/DOS, $150 Meet & Greet | All Ages
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
971 808 5094

Al Di Meola’s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing along with the soulfulness and the inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976’s Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977’s Elegant Gypsy and 1978’s Casino, the guitar great continues to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African music with his World Sinfonia, an ambitious pan-global group that he formed in 1991. Their exhilarating world music fusion has been documented on such releases as 2000’s The Grande Passion (featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), 2007’s Live in London, 2011’s Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody and the stunning 2012 DVD, Morocco Fantasia (recorded at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco and featuring special guests Said Chraibi on oud, Abdellah Meri on violin and Tari Ben Ali on percussion).

Growing up in Bergenfield, NJ with the music of Elvis Presley, The Ventures and The Beatles, Di Meola naturally gravitated to guitar as a youngster and by his early teens was already an accomplished player. Attaining such impressive skills at such a young age didn’t come easy for Al, but rather was the result of focused dedication and intensive periods of woodshedding between his junior and senior years in high school. “I used to practice the guitar eight to ten hours a day,” he told Down Beat. “And I was trying to find myself, or find the kind of music that suited where I was going with the guitar.”

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour @ Revolution Hall | American Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz Guitarist

  1. Mike S. September 5, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    I have been a fan of Al Di Meola’s since a friend played “Race With Devil On Spanish Highway” for me back in High School in the early 80’s. I have been a fan ever since and would love to see this jazz master do his thing at Revolution Hall. Please hook me up with tickets.

  2. Dan Korpenfelt September 6, 2017 at 12:58 am #

    Please pick me. I would like to see this.

  3. Cormac Burke September 6, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    Would love to see Al!

  4. Michael September 6, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Al Di Meola is a guitar god. Would love to see him live and I have never been to Revolution Hall so this would be awesome.

  5. Mary September 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    Would love to take my brother to this show!

  6. Len Humbird September 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Ho, man! I wish I still had that vinyl I bought as a teenager. What a memento that would be to have it signed!

  7. Mark September 6, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    If I win tickets “AL” be there for sure!

  8. Ronny Cranklin September 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    If I win tickets to this I would shot meola all over my computer screen!

  9. Stephen Hutson September 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    I lub eggs and when Al Di Meola’s brings that nasty funk!

  10. Bianca Salerno September 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    My friend and I are huge diMeola fans. I hope we win!

  11. James September 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Arguably the best guitarist in history. Would be honored to see him.

  12. Dave G. September 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    I still listen to his records …this one in particular !

  13. Jenn September 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Yes please!

  14. Mathew Trono September 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

    Oh man I love jazz

  15. Scott Hamilton September 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Thsi would be awesome. I have never seen him in concert.

  16. Megumi September 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    Big fan!

  17. Tom P September 8, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    I saw him one time a long long time ago

  18. Tracer September 8, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    We’ve never seen him but have loved the music for a long time.

  19. Eliz September 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    What a sweet musical treat this is! No one like AD!

  20. Dennis Dressel September 9, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    Al Di Meola on my birthday! How cool is that.

  21. Michelle Sumovich September 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Last time I saw Al Di Meola was about 15 years ago in a casino in Kansas City. Time for a refresher!!

  22. David September 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    You can call ME Al! Just call me, OK?

  23. Jess September 10, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    It’d be shimy if you picked me!

  24. Travis September 10, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

    This would be incredible to see live!

  25. Molli Vandehey-Taylor September 11, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Huge fan! would love to see live! I never go out anymore!

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